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Closterotomus norwegicus

Closterotomus norwegicus belongs to the Miridae family and is a common species of meadows and hedgerows, often being found on Nettles and Clovers.

It is one of several similar green species, although mature males are tinged red-brown, and specimens from northern Britain may have brownish-black markings. The tibial spines are shorter than the width of the tibia, and the length of the 2nd antennal segment is roughly equal to the 3rd and 4th combined.

The two spots on the pronotum are frequently absent, as are the dark markings at the top of the scutellum.

Seen in our Chiswick garden on a laurel leaf in June 2023.


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